Buying birthday presents for your kids and their friends can be difficult, so when the birthday party invitations start making their way home after school, the pounds can soon start adding up! We’ve put together a list of cheap and free birthday gifts for kids of all ages, all under £10.
Smiles are out, poses are in! Encourage the kids to capture the moment with a selection of themed photo props. Partydelights.co.uk has a fantastic selection including pirate and cowboy themes, all ranging from £5-10.
Doubling up as a gift and party entertainment, board games are a great way to get everyone stuck in at a birthday party. Argos has a wide variety for under £10, you can generally find a great selection at charity shops for a fraction of the price.
A year-round version of a Christmas stocking, a birthday box is a great way to make a gift look more plentiful whilst keeping the cost down. Wrap an old shoebox or plastic container in wrapping paper and fill it with items from the pound store such as bubbles, stickers, sweets and mini toys. You can even personalise the box by putting in their favourite sweets and stickers of their favourite band which is bound to brighten up any birthday party!
Fun musical instruments can be made easily by combining everyday items such as cardboard and string with cupboard staples such as rice and pasta. Use cardboard and string to make guitars or ukuleles or try making a rainshaker using an empty kitchen roll tube and rice. Ideal for keeping the kids entertained at a party!
Recycled items picked up from around the house can make great kids birthday presents. Give broken crayons a new lease of life and turn them into rainbow crayons by melting them into a shaped silicone ice cube mould. Here’s how to make your own!
While the kids are still growing, they’re still learning. Science and nature kits not only allow the kids to get green fingered, they also help the kids learn a few things along the way. Toys R Us has some great options for under £10.
Personalised gifts are a great way to make someone feel special. Notonthehighstreet.com have an array of personalised stationery options for kids, including these coloured pencils – a great addition to any kids pencil case!
Encourage the birthday boy or girl to save their pocket money by giving them their very own homemade moneybox to start saving in. Recycle old items such as jars, bottles, or even an old Pringles tube, and jazz them up with glitter, stickers and ribbons.
Nothing says ‘friends’ like a cute friendship bracelet! Made with simple sewing items such as wool and buttons, they’re super easy to create. Here’s how to make your own.
Everyone knows that kids love cake, old and young! Instead of making a classic birthday cake, try making individual cupcakes or cake pops for the birthday boy or girl? We love this minion cupcakes recipe from Pinterest.
Share a happy memory by giving a customised photo to the birthday boy or girl. Customise a photo frame with beads and stickers and pop in a photo of your child with the birthday boy or girl. You can pick up photo frames from Wilko for as little as £1.50!